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Old October 15, 2002, 08:06 PM   #1
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What is a used S&W 617 worth?

What would be a fair price to pay for a 6" S&W model 617 in excellent condition?
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Old October 15, 2002, 08:21 PM   #2
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A price range would be 275-325. Assumes that it comes with box, manual, cleaning kit.
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Old October 16, 2002, 10:32 AM   #3
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I would love to see them at that price in my neck of the woods. I have not seen a used one for under $375 around here and it was rough.
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Old October 16, 2002, 10:40 AM   #4
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BADS,

I don't know what you've been smoking, but a 617 in exc. cond. goes for no less than $350, and typically around $400.

Check GunsAmerica for prices:

http://www.gunsamerica.com/searches/...AAANfx9k-1.htm
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Old October 16, 2002, 12:33 PM   #5
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Yup--I paid $400 for an excellent one from someone on this board, and felt reasonably treated.
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Old October 16, 2002, 04:13 PM   #6
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Picked up a '-1' 6rd. for $400. Sold a -? 10rd. for $425. Gotta go with Squid and Jock on this one.
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Old October 17, 2002, 01:38 AM   #7
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I'm not smoking anything. The man asked and I gave an answer based on what I've seen in my neck of the woods. YMMV and all the usual disclaimers apply.
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Old October 17, 2002, 10:44 AM   #8
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Hope this helps:


(From S.P. Fjestad's 23rd Ed., Blue Book of Gun Values, Page 1284)

Smith & Wesson 617 (K-22 MasterPiece):

.22 LR Cal, K-frame, stainless steel varation of the Model 17, 6" barrel only beginning 1999. Satin stainless finish, combat trigger, Hogue rubber grips are standard on current production, semi-target, 41-52.5 oz. New 1990.

MSR: $625 100%:$470 98%:$325 95%:$225

** add $44 for 6" barrel with 10-shot.


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Remember, value is always subjective.

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Old October 17, 2002, 11:06 AM   #9
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The SIX shooter 617

Around $300 more or less around ATL. NOTE: the value of a S&W revo is usually way higher than the price. At least in my estimation.
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Old October 18, 2002, 04:31 AM   #10
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I paid $409.00 for one new in box that I ordered from Smith through a local dealer 2 1/2 years ago. 6" 10 shot, steel cylinder.

2 months, and a few hundred rounds later, I traded it on a Browning HP Practical and recieved $325.00 credit towards the HP, and was happy to be rid of troublesome 617.


FWIW, I went on to buy 2 older Model 17's for $350.00 each and couldn't be happier.
My 617 was horrible. Bore so rough it was impossible to shoot more than a few rounds before it would keyhole. Inaccurate. Light hammer strikes caused frequent misfires--getting through 1 10 round cylinder w/out a misfire was rare. Terrible rough creepy trigger.
All of the aforementioned could have been solved by sending it back to Smith since it was under warranty. The main reason I didn't like it though was the 10 shot cylinder and the round butt frame,,,,neither of which could be undone. I wanted a direct replacement, in .22 for my 6 shot Model 19-4 so that I could shoot cheap. I looked and looked for a nice older Model 17 for a couple of years before I gave up and settled with the new 617.
As luck would have it, I stumbled onto not 1, but 2 very nice 17's a year and a half later.

Based on what I paid new for mine, and what the dealer offered me on a trade for what was essentailly a 99% gun, I'd say $350 would be a fair price. That assumes of course that the one you have in mind has a steel cylinder. If the cylinder is aluminum,,,,$50.00 might be a generous offer.
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Old October 18, 2002, 08:38 AM   #11
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That's what I meant by my post, stay away from the 10 shot aluminum cylinder imho. $300 - 350 is plenty for a like new 617.
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